According to the above video, on the next shift Scott Hartnell skated up to Rupp and said that Jagr was a Hall of Famer and he needed to show him a little respect.
Jagr responded to the salute post game...
Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy notes that Jagr also added this post game...
"We're still going to be play them three more times. And I think I'm going to score and I'm going to salute him back."
...nothing wrong with a little gamesmanship towards a bitter rival. Hope the Flyers are more worried about getting back at Rupp the next time the two teams meet than trying to win.
What did Rupp have to say about his salute (via Pat Leonard)...
"I was happy to score that goal, and that’s kind of where I’ll leave it.”
Speaking of Rupp, The Hockey News takes an in-depth look at him.
good stuff by Rupper. and i've always like Jagr, he's not going to let silly stuff like this get him upset
Some of the Flyers were probably talking some kind of trash to Rupp, I'm definitely not saying it would be one-sided, and thats how he responded to the excitement of his goal.
Here they go again getting all bent out of shape from a Rangers celebration. Let's see...Rangers are now tops in the Division, tops in the Conference, and tops in the league. Perhaps opponents might consider spending more time watching how they score than how they celebrate.
Mike Rupp - NY Ranger of the week. First, his epic "You're irrelevant" blast on Jody Shelley, then he destroys that punk piece of crap, Kopecey, and finally he scores 2 in the Winter Classic. Hell - he might be Ranger of the Year after that performance!
I love between periods when the asked Rupper about it he was like "that's his? I dunno, I've been doing it since I was a kid (wink)"
@NYRfan46 Definitely been a great week for Rupp.
@KurtBalogh Great stuff by Rupp.